Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park

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Conservative

Former Member for Richmond Park

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Commons debate information

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Significant Richmond Park Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
109,076
Petition Closed

Restore nature on a massive scale to help stop climate breakdown

Gov Responded - 2 May 2019 Debated on - 28 Oct 2019 View Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park's petition debate contributions
17 Oct 2019
closed 9 months ago

To avoid a climate emergency we need to act fast. Rewilding and other natural climate solutions can draw millions of tonnes of CO2 out of the air through restoring and protecting our living systems. We call on the UK government to make a bold financial and political commitment to nature's recovery.

365,508
Petition Closed

Make 'netting' hedgerows to prevent birds from nesting a criminal offence.

Gov Responded - 4 Nov 2019 Debated on - 13 May 2019 View Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park's petition debate contributions
18 Sep 2019
closed 10 months ago

Developers, and other interested parties are circumventing laws protecting birds by 'netting' hedgerows to prevent birds from nesting.

This facilitates the uprooting of hedgerows which aid biodiversity and provide the only remaining nesting sites for birds, whose numbers are in sharp decline.

109,553
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of animal fur in the UK.

Gov Responded - 28 Nov 2017 Debated on - 4 Jun 2018 View Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park's petition debate contributions
23 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 3 months ago

Fur farming was banned in England and Wales in 2000, followed by Scotland in 2002. However fur products can still be legally imported from other countries and sold here in the UK. Much of this fur comes from countries that have very weak or no animal welfare laws at all.

148,248
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of puppies by pet shops & all commercial 3rd party dealers.

Gov Responded - 20 Mar 2018 Debated on - 21 May 2018 View Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park's petition debate contributions
1 Sep 2018
closed 1 year, 10 months ago

Removing puppies for sale from litter & mum often creates sick, traumatised, dysfunctional dogs. Puppies should be seen with their mum & transporting them to a different place for sale harms welfare. Regulating commercial 3rd party sales is ineffective to prevent harm & a ban is therefore necessary.

100,752
Petition Closed

End the export of live farm animals after Brexit.

Gov Responded - 16 Oct 2017 Debated on - 26 Feb 2018 View Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park's petition debate contributions
19 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 3 months ago

The transport of live animals exported from the UK causes immense suffering. This trade is governed by EU law, not the UK Government.

The Government should plan legislation to ban the export of live farm animals in favour of a carcass only trade and introduce this as soon as we leave the EU.


Most recent EDMs signed by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park

Date Tabled Title Signatures
7 Sep 2015
Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 7th September 2015

MONUMENT TO RECOGNISE SIKH SACRIFICES IN WW1

Tabled by: Tom Brake (Liberal Democrat - Carshalton and Wallington)
That this House recognises the sacrifices and bravery of Sikh soldiers in fighting for Britain during the First World War; notes that, although Sikhs made up only two per cent of the population of British India, they formed 20 per cent of the British Indian Army and that 130,000 Sikh …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Conservative: 5
Labour: 5
Liberal Democrat: 3
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
18 Jun 2015
Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park signed this EDM on Monday 7th September 2015

MANDATORY INSTALLATION OF CCTV IN SLAUGHTERHOUSES

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House calls on the Government to bring forward legislative proposals for the mandatory installation of closed circuit television (CCTV) in UK slaughterhouses with independent monitoring of the footage; notes that a 2014 YouGov poll found that, of those who expressed a view, 87 per cent support mandatory CCTV …
142 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 71
Scottish National Party: 24
Conservative: 11
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

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2 Bills introduced by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Act 2019 Private Members' Bill
Lords
Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 15 March, 2019 26 Mar 2019, 4:20 p.m.

A Bill to amend the Children Act 1989 to state that proceedings under Section 5A of, and Schedule 2 to, the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 are family proceedings

Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 2) Bill 2017-19 Private Members' Bill
Ten Minute Bill
1st reading: House of Commons 30 January, 2018 15 Mar 2019, 5:32 p.m.

A Bill to Provide that the Secretary of State’s powers in relation to the management of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, include the power to grant a lease in respect of land for a period of up to 150 years.


154 Written Questions

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